We head to Thailand and Dubai for onsite commissioning. We have systems world wide and pride ourselves in our ability to support installations in over 40 countries. When needed, we are available to perform installs, service, and training around the globe.
To start the trip, we fly to Thailand to meet Payo Suparporn to help install his new PT-108 plotter/cutter to plot and cut tension structures for GMAT.
Payo is using his Carlson Design plotter/cutter with AutoCAD to produce high quality tension structures all over Thailand. Payo’s PVC rolls are very wide (98″) and very heavy, so no vacuum table was necessary and we installed his track directly on his self-leveling concrete floor. Read more about Payo’s success story here.
During my visit, Bangkok was undergoing a civil dispute and unfortunately several of the city’s downtown buildings were set on fire during my stay and a curfew was put into affect (we finally got some sleep :D).
Fortunately, Payo took us to Phucket to visit one of his installations. There we stopped by our system at Rolly Tasker Sails.
Rolly Tasker, in addition to having the world’s largest privately owned sailloft, has sailed around the world 7 times – that’s far enough to go to the moon and back. You might check out his book. During our visit we tuned Rolly’s machine and shot a quick video of the plotter/cutter cutting a Dacron main sail in under 8 minutes (featured above).
After a successful installation in Thailand – we head to Dubai to setup a PT-60 to cut silicone coated fiberglass for pipe insulation. John Phipps of Advanced Insulation is using our cutter to offer faster turnaround and precision spec’s for his products. Dubai is hot –105 degrees! John has built two tables — a static 12′ table for their office and a smaller table with removable supports to be loaded in a shipping container and delivered directly to a job site. Very cool idea. We spend most our time focusing on training, operation, and service.
Everything is big in Dubai. We meet up with an old Fraternity brother, Connor McCaffery, founder of Greenwave Capital. We take the checklist tour: world’s tallest building (check), world’s largest fountain (check), world’s largest shopping mall (check), world’s largest aquarium (check), world’s first Armani lounge (check) – and that’s all one stop! Dubai is certainly interesting.
After a successful installation at AIS, it’s back home. Thank you Payo, John, and Connor for helping us setup great installations and for a fantastic trip!